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Title: A critique on Drexler dark matter
Authors: Sivaram, C
Arun, K
Nagaraja, R
Keywords: Dark matter;Drexler dark matter;Relativistic protons;Synchrotron radiation;Inverse Compton radiation
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Astrophysics and Space Science, Vol. 333, No. 1, pp. 1-2
Abstract: Drexler dark matter is an alternate approach to dark matter that assumes that highly relativistic protons trapped in the halo of the galaxies could account for the missing mass. We look at various energetics involved in such a scenario such as the energy required to produce such particles and the corresponding lifetimes. Also we look at the energy losses from synchrotron and inverse Compton scattering and their signatures. The Coulomb repulsive instability due to the excess charge around the galaxies is also calculated. The above results lead us to conclude that such a model for DM is unfeasible.
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